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B.C.'s Lieutenant Governor offers statement on death of Nelson Mandela

B.C.'s Lieutenant Governor offers statement on death of Nelson Mandela

The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, issued this statement following the death of Nelson Mandela:

"On behalf of all British Columbians, I offer my condolences to the family of Nelson Mandela and the people of his beloved South Africa.

CBT seeks input on proposed environmental focus

CBT seeks input on proposed environmental focus

Since spring 2013, Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) has been engaging with Basin residents and organizations to help renew its water and environmental strategic plans. CBT is now asking for feedback on the culmination of that input—the draft 2014 – 2019 Environmental Strategic Plan.

Castlegar/Nelson to host events questioning the safety of Genetically Engineered foods

Castlegar/Nelson to host events questioning the safety of Genetically Engineered foods

Two renowned Canadian scientists will be speaking in Castlegar at 12 p.m. on Dec. 6 to answer questions and concerns regarding genetically engineered (GE, also called genetically modified or GM) foods and human health. As well, they will present at 7 p.m. at Nelson’s United Church.

Celebrate Chistmas with your whole community this Friday!

Pictured from left to right: Eric Gonzalez (Eric Gonzalez Video), Frank Marino (Columbia Power), Councillor Sean Mackinlay (City Councillor and Silver City Nites Committee Chair), Cheyanne Friess (Miss Trail 2013), Armindo De Medeiros (Local 480), Andrea Jolly (City of Trail Communications & Event Coordinator), Eleanor Gattafoni Robinson (City Councillor and Silver City Nites Committee Member).

Trail Silver City Nites organizers, sponsors and City of Trail staff and council are getting ready for the big event this Friday evening in downtown Trail.

There will be activities for the entire family, starting at 6:15 pm with Santa’s Candy Parade on Bay Avenue followed by hot dogs and hot chocolate courtesy of Local 480 and cotton candy by the Trail Ambassadors.

St. Michael’s choir will provide seasonal cheer, Santa will be on hand to receive all of your letters, and Greater Trail Minor Hockey will have nets set up for some outdoor hockey fun.

School Board trustees 'didn’t have the support locally to go forward'

Kootenay Lake School Board chair Mel Joy felt support was dwindling.

In the end, it was the lack of real support and potential threats of being removed from office that changed the thinking of Kootenay Lake School Board trustees during a special open meeting Monday at the board office.

“The trustees felt we didn’t have the support locally to go forward in a fight situation and it was time to shift the direction that we’re heading in put forth a saving plan,” Kootenay Lake School Board chairperson Mel Joy told The Nelson Daily.

Marshall Neufeld to Seek Conservative Nomination in South Okanagan West Kootenay

Marshall Neufeld . . . first candidate out of the gate

Penticton resident and Real Estate Agent, Marshall Neufeld, officially announced Tuesday (December 3) that he is seeking the Conservative nomination in the new federal riding of South Okanagan West Kootenay.

“My primary reason for running is out of a sense of service. Service has always been important to me,” said Neufeld, who sat for two terms on the National Council of the Conservative Party of Canada and is Past President of the local Conservative riding association.

Neufeld is also the former Senior Parliamentary Assistant in Ottawa to the Hon.

GF council works on new deer feeding bylaw

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Grand Forks city council gave first, second and third reading to a new deer feeding bylaw, Nov. 25.

The new bylaw states that no individual can provide food to deer, either by handfeeding or leaving food out for the deer to eat. The bylaw was amended to include salt licks under the term ‘food.’ The bylaw also states that residents will not allow another individual to feed the deer while they are on their property or residence.

The bylaw does not include gardens grown for personal use, farm operations or ornamental plants.

GF moves forward with water metre project

GF moves forward with water metre project

Starting this coming spring, Grand Forks residents will only be paying for the water that they use. The new water metre program is expected to reduce energy requirements and save the city and residents money.

The two main goals of the project are for the city to deliver safer, more reliable drinking water and to manage the demand, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Doug Allin explained to city council at their committee of the whole meeting, Nov. 12.

Province wide consultation begins on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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B.C. is marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities with the launch of a provincewide consultation on issues facing people with disabilities in British Columbia.

"This is something that affects almost every British Columbian at some point in their lives," said Social Development and Social Innovation Minister Don McRae.

Does Rossland actually have a CAO? Do we even need a CAO?

Does Rossland actually have a CAO? Do we even need a CAO?

The City’s obscenely overpaid Chief Administrative Officer has been noticeably absent from Council meetings for the last couple of months.  Where has she been?  According to information provided by Corporate Officer Tracey Butler, Cecile Arnott has been on medical leave since October 11 and could be gone for as much as two months. 

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